Sleep and Play by Ruetemple is a Space for Kids and Adults Alike

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Russian architecture firm Ruetemple were responsible for the design of this multifunctional family room in Moscow. The room forms part of a summer house and is used by the family as a weekend retreat.

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The room has a layout measuring 215 square feet (20 square meters). Ruetemple were asked by the owners to create a space that would fulfil several requirements. The first and foremost being that it needed to serve as a bedroom for the parents. After that, it needed to be inclusive of the children, providing them with a play space.

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The bedroom is created through the use of a raised floor into which they’ve set the bed’s mattress. A TV has been built into the underside of the staircase, and a few extra mats ensure there’s more than enough space for the whole family to gather round.

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The back end of the room contains a private study area that’s accessed via mirrored doors. The upper section of the room is entirely dedicated to the children – a purpose built unit that features two extra levels. The intermediate floor serves as a play space with built-in storage.

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The very top of the children’s unit contains a tiny treehouse-like getaway that’s accessed by nets. The netting isn’t just for fun though, it allows plenty of natural light from the surrounding windows to fill the room.

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The interior has been finished in a palette of white and wood – probably the most common finish for contemporary homes. From the architects: “We didn’t use any other bright colors. They are going to emerge naturally while the family will be interiorizing the space. The white color and wood color will be a calm background for that.”

For more small houses check out this collection of small garden buildings from Peterborough in the UK. Or, the Harpoon House, a sustainable small house from Portland. See all small houses.

Via ArchDaily
Photos: Ruetemple

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